Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

hyper-masculinity

The need for care when sharing images of missing children

Within hours of the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, people across social media were sharing images of those who were declared missing. Some of these were shared by family and friends who knew girls and women attending the concert, but who had not yet heard whether they were safe. These images were also being shared by more »

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The murder of Jo Cox

Jo Cox, the Laboour MP for Batley and Spen, is the 57th woman to be murdered in the UK in 2016 by a male perpetrator. Whilst the police have yet to confirm the name of the perpetrator, named as Thomas Mair by the media, or eyewitness accounts of Mair shouting ‘Britain First’, what we do know is more »

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11 year old boys cannot consent to sex with an adult

According to coverage in the Guardian, Jade Hatt has been given a “six-month jail term suspended for two years with supervision”, placed on the sexual offenders registry for 7 years and received a ” sexual harm prevention order banning her from having unsupervised contact with young boys for two years”. Judge Tim Mousley QC made the more »

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What we mean by male entitlement

Julian Penna, an ex-UKIP candidate in the local elections in Hull was given a non-custodial sentence for punching Abby Wallace in the face. He pled guilty to one charge on common assault and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and received only 160 hour of community service and an £800 fine. According to more »

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